My Europe Base, Zell, Mosel River, Rhineland
- 1 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Description from the owner
Riverside in an idyllic position, our delightful 4-storey house of 5 holiday apartments dates from the 1920s and was rebuilt in the mid 1990s.
Our house is one of the prettiest on the Zell waterfront, featuring flower boxes, slate roof and traditional timberwork in the gabled façade. There is a guests' patio adjacent the entry and once inside, a marble staircase leads upstairs. One floor up from the entry, the 'Mosel Studio' is the most compact of the holiday apartments in our house and is perfect for couples.
With a history from Celtic and Roman times, Zell is one of the key towns along the Mosel River and lies halfway between...Read more
My Europe Base, Zell, Mosel River, Rhineland
Zell (Mosel), Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Additional Location Information
The Rheinland is host to two of Europe's great rivers, the Rhein and Mosel, converging at Koblenz. Since ancient times the Mosel River has been a path for armies, pilgrims, revellers and travellers.
Meandering from the east of France, the Mosel runs alongside Luxembourg, accepts the Saar tributary and flows by the city of Trier. Trier was the major Roman city north of the Alps and has impressive Roman ruins. From here to Koblenz is 200 kms and the Mosel is at its most scenic, with the Hunsruck Plateau to the south and Eifel Volcanic region to the north. The Mosel cuts its deep squiggly way through the higher countryside and the steep slopes are lined with vineyards dating back thousands of years.
Midway between Trier and Koblenz is the Zellerland Region. This is the quintessential Mosel. Up and down the river lie quaint villages and it would be a challenge to find any without wine-makers cellars. Many beautifully restored 'fachwerk' (timber features) houses exist, dating over 400 years. In the 18th and 19th Century, Bad Bertrich (15kms from Zell) became popular as a thermal waters retreat and it offers some grand old hotels up to luxury 5* standard.
Climate is mild to warm in summer with most days between 20 and 30 degrees. Shoulder seasons are a good time for hiking and cycling. Winters can be occasional snow with the valley being protected from more extreme conditions on the plateau. Nicer winter days are often between 5 and 10C. For long-stay travellers it is worth noting that the Canary Islands av max in Jan is 22C and Ryanair fly to 4 airports there from Hahn - as well as Morocco, Greek Islands, Italy etc.
Zell together with its satellite villages numbers over 4000 residents. While the nearby town centre is traditional, 4 km away by bus (or climb!) on the plateau opposite is a major commercial centre with hospital, Globus hypermarket, Aldi and Lidl stores.
The historic spa town of Bad Bertrich can be reached by bus via Alf. See bad-bertrich.de
The local transport guide can be picked up for free and includes over 100 pages on walks and bike rides - as well as bus and rail routes and times. Also see vrminfo.de ; cochem-zell.de and rmv-bus.de
Bullay station is midway on the Trier to Koblenz rail line with approx 25 trains a day either way.
Buses go in all directions.
Day rail and bus passes are excellent value for groups up to 5 adults.
Cruises can be taken up and down the Mosel between May and October. Times at the wharfs. Also see k-d.de (Koln-Dusseldorfer Line). 60 km distant by road are the Rhine Gorges and here day cruises operate all year.
Bikes can be hired from several bike shops in town. Largest is Klaus, near the road bridge and 500m from us. Guests have also recommended the bike shop in Zell-Merl, about 2 kms away.
Canoes can be hired too.
Further information, festivals and events can be found at zellerland.de and zellmosel.de
Parking opposite the house is free, pretty safe and readily available.
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Additional notes from the owner
For stays of LESS than 7 nights, the weekly rate is adjusted as follows:
6 nights is 90%
5 nights is 80%
4 nights is 70%
3 nights is 60%
2 nights is 50%
For stays of MORE than 7 nights, the weekly rate is adjusted as follows:
8 nights is 110%
9 nights is 120%
10 nights is 130%
11 nights is 140%
12 nights is 150%
13 nights is 160%
14 nights is 170% (saving 15% overall)
This formula continues for longer bookings. Stays of 3 weeks and longer are set in AUD - please ask for our rate.
Note final cleaning, linen, towels, heating, electricity, other utilities and wifi are all included.
LAST-MINUTE RATES MAY APPLY FOR BOOKINGS LESS THAN 4 WEEKS PRIOR TO STAY - PLEASE ENQUIRE
A refundable key deposit of 20 Euros may be requested.
Deposit of 20% secures booking.
Balance to be paid by 30 days prior to arrival.
- Central heating
- Housekeeping Optional
- Alarm Clock
- Linens Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Internet Access
- Mountain Views
- Ocean or water views
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 25 square meters